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Five dead in Salmiya blaze – Apartment gutted

Firefighters at the scene of fire that broke out in an apartment building in Salmiyah. Five Asians lost their lives in the blaze

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16, (KUNA): Five people died and four others were injured in a fiery fire that gutted an apartment building in Salmiyah on Monday, the fire department said.

Firefighters, in four minutes, arrived at the scene and immediately scrambled into action to douse the blazes that were raging at the five-floor building. The firemen rescued nine persons including five whose condition was critical however they passed away before arrival at Mubarak Hospital.

All the deceased were Asians. The others were whisked to the Amiri Hospital and their condition was pronounced as stable. The fire broke out in the fourth fl oor and smoke engulfed the fifth, which includes the victims’ fl at.

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